As a writer, I try to bring these personal thoughts out from each of my readers. This writing journey isn’t about me. In some ways it isn’t about the reader, it’s about us.
Many thoughts flit through my mind thinking on this. As a writer my purpose isn’t—well, there are a whole bunch of things it isn’t. It isn’t self-glorification. It isn’t about look who I am. When I add the word Christian as a qualifier it really does change the scene. My focus changes from me to Him.
In other words, what I’m trying to say to the reader is there is more to you than a mere body toiling from day to day. More than a body wandering through this world of woe.
In the good ole days it was a given that once a person reached the right age they would find their mate, marry, raise a family, and live happily ever after doing whatever that entailed until they passed on into eternity.
Somewhere within my lifetime it has become a different mantra. It has become I’m going to graduate high school, go to college, get a degree. After that I will get a job that pays me lots of money and I’ll live happily ever after with lots of money.
Wherein the scriptures do say, “Money answereth all things,” (Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.) it doesn’t mean money is the answer to all things.
In other words, money pays the bills but it doesn’t make a life richer. So, what makes a life richer? Family, friends, laughter/good times, these thoughts come to my mind. Maybe I’m just a minimalist at heart and it doesn’t take much to bring me peaceful happiness.
Here are several ways in which we can be better keepers of our own dreams:
Put your trust in God, not in yourself. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be humble and pray fervently. Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Do not worry. Let God have it. Proverb 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Remember God knows your heart. He also knows the future and what is best. Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
Not everything comes out the way you would like or imagine it should/would. Disappointments will happen. Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
Put God’s ways first not your wants Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.